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Vita lawsuit

Get your free games, PSN credit, or cash from PlayStation Vita's class action settlement


You have until June 29
Apr 06
Did you buy a PlayStation Vita before June 1, 2012? You might be able to get $25 in PSN credit or cash, or one of three kind of horrible game packages that are all technically valued above $50, thanks to Sony settling in a la... read
NVIDIA

Class action lawsuit filed against NVIDIA over GTX 970 card


When keeping it not real goes wrong
Feb 21
For those unfamiliar with the plight of the PC master race, there has been an ongoing debacle surrounding NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 video card. Users have been complaining that the advertised performance hasn't been up to snuf... read

Bud Light turns man into Pac-Man in Super Bowl ad


This will probably never happen to you
Jan 23
Bud Light has released one of the ads which will air during the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX, in which an unsuspecting beer consumer becomes the player of a fully-realized, physical Pac-Man game while a live DJ spins music in a ... read
PS Vita refunds

Sony settles over deceptive PlayStation Vita ads


Early adopters can get some money back
Nov 25
Following Federal Trade Commission charges over false advertising in late 2011 and early 2012, Sony has agreed to give consumers who purchased a PlayStation Vita before June 1, 2012 "either a $25 cash or credit refund, or a $... read
#Cheetos

Wear the carcass of Chester Cheetah in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare


Cheetos is really doing this
Aug 19
I was prepared to get mildly annoyed at this Cheetos partnership with Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, despite the fact that it's not the first time the game has dabbled in brand-sponsored character variants. (There were ... read
Microsoft secret ads

Microsoft secretly pays YouTubers to advertise Xbox One


'Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket'
Jan 20
[Update: In a statement, Microsoft said it "was not aware of individual contracts Machinima had with their content providers as part of this promotion and we didn’t provide feedback on any of the videos. We have asked... read
Nintendo

Ever try to sell your parents on buying a new console?


New Nintendo ad brings back memories
Nov 13
Nintendo's latest ad for the Wii U really takes me back. I can remember making a similar pitch to my own parents twenty five years ago when trying to convince them of the necessity of a Nintendo Entertainment System in our h... read
That sounds more like it
[Update: Microsoft has reached out to the press to deny this report, stating that the original source misinterpreted Mehdi's presentation. According to Microsoft, Mehdi's quote about "bridging worlds and offering that to... read feature

Kinect

Microsoft promises that privacy is paramount with Kinect


Color me skeptical
Oct 05
One of the most immediate, widely held, and legitimate concerns surrounding Xbox One's Kinect was the very realistic potential for Microsoft to abuse the data collection. It's not much of a stretch, given that it's recently b... read
Xbox One ad

First Xbox One ad has no games


Well, no VIDEOgames
Sep 06
The Xbox One finally has a release date and it finally has advertisements, this one strategically placed in line with the start of the NFL season. While brother to Eli Manning and hit commercial star Peyton Manning was putti... read
PS All-Stars

Here's the trailer for that PS All-Stars Coca Cola thing


Act now and get free giant Coca Cola icons in the top right corner at all times!
Aug 09
Remember that bizarre PlayStation All-Stars Island iOS and Android App that was announced yesterday? Today it has a brand new trailer to give you a better look at the four core games that are included, as well as the "Coke C... read
PS All-Stars

PlayStation All-Stars Island wants you to drink Coke Zero


Oh, videogames
Aug 08
I can't look at PlayStation All-Stars Island without laughing. While some might be put off by the blatant advertising tie-in with Coca-Cola Zero for this free iOS and Android game -- that plane is beyond ridiculous, I'll admi... read
Official car of Madden

What?! GMC is the official vehicle of Madden 25


Detroit trucking forward
Jul 16
Yesterday, GMC, already the official vehicle of the NFL, announced a partnership with EA Sports to become the official vehicle of Madden 25. The press releases notes Madden 25 will have, "GMC vehicles integrated into the gami... read
Yakuza 1&2 HD ad

Yakuza 1&2 HD ad features a broken marriage, or something


Nintendo still advertising GamePad play while Yakuza still emphasizes hostess play
Jun 26
Yakuza and Yakuza 2 are getting the HD treatment, though as it stands the bundle is exclusive to both the Wii U and Japan. Because I'm still bitter about Valkyria Chronicles, I'll just assume they're never coming stateside b... read

Watch Donkey Kong scare a bunch of kids at the zoo


Because advertising!
May 24
How does Nintendo go about promoting Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D? By scaring the hell out of little kids. read

Aliens: Colonial Marines gets class action suit for lies


Gearbox and SEGA targeted for misleading advertising
May 01
SEGA and Gearbox have been slapped with a class action suit for Aliens: Colonial Marines, accused of lying about the game to get it sold. It was only a matter of time.  Edelson LLC has taken the case, which alleges that ... read
More gaming sites are speaking up about the elephant in the browser
[Minor update: I moved my CPM real-world stats from the comments to the post so that its more visible] Whether you're an aspiring writer, an established games critic, or a hopeful webmaster building your first gaming site it ... read feature

Injustice

Latest TV spot for Injustice features Kevin Smith


Old scores finally being settled
Apr 08
A new advertisement for Injustice: Gods Among Us is starting into circulation and they're heading right for the comic fans by bringing in one of the more famous enthusiasts of (and contributors to) the medium, Kevin Smi... read
SimCity

Oh hey, these SimCity ads are actually funny


"It's not all kissing hands and shaking babies."
Mar 03
Typically, when it comes to videogame ads at least, actors don't usually do a good job of promoting a game. That's not the case here with these SimCity ads, thankfully. Actor Adam Devine of Workaholics fame did a few promos for the game and they're all pretty funny. Fancy that. SimCity is out this week for the PC. Are you planning on picking it up? read

PSA: Doritos Crash Course DLC is out today


It's only $2, guys
Jan 02
The biggest achievement in free simulation obstacle course games featuring Xbox Live Avatars, Doritos Crash Course, has received its very own downloadable content today. Doritos Crash Course City Lights adds two new area... read
Sexy survival horror?
ZombiU is, by all accounts, a pretty decent game that uses the Wii U's GamePad in some interesting ways. It's helped breathe new life into a genre that's been in decay for the better part of a decade. And hey, if nothing else... read feature

You should go check out Skrillex Quest


Glitchy code and stuttering music make for a surprisingly fun time
Nov 30
I'm pretty sure I've lamented in the past that I don't know what the kids are into with the music anymore. So, understand that I have no idea who this "Skrillex" person is, but I'm getting the idea that he's kind of becoming ... read

Robot Chicken made a PlayStation All-Stars commercial


Shocking news: Robot Chicken is still a thing
Nov 28
I enjoyed watching Robot Chicken on Adult Swim back in college, but it never felt like it had true staying power. Why new episodes are still being made, I have no clue. Then again, this is the same network that is still chur... read

The PS Vita is like a headless lady with four breasts?


That's what a French advert claims
Nov 01
According to a promotional ad in France, the PlayStation Vita is comparable to a woman with no head and four breasts, two of which jut agonizingly from her back like a pair of malevolent tumors.  What are we to glean fro... read

Obama campaign ads to hit Madden 13 and other EA titles


Sep 15
As much fun as the never ending political bickering has been lately, I'm kind of ready for it to be over for a while. Something tells me though, that it's going to get a whole lot worse before it gets any better. At least we ... read

Sony patent points to playable mini-game advertisements


Aug 24
Imagine broadcasted or streamed advertisements that are playable as mini-games, with an online element so that you could play with other viewers. A new Sony PlayStation patent, found by GameNMotion, seems to spell out how thi... read

Penny Arcade using Kickstarter to fund ad-free site


Jul 10
One expects a little cynicism from a satirical web comic, but Penny Arcade's new Kickstarter project takes things to a new extreme. The company is asking for $250,000 to remove one advertisement from its site. Not only that .... read

E3: A peek at the Videogame History Museum booth


Jun 09
While the E3 show floor is primarily concerned with showing the world what's next for the videogame industry, The Videogame History Museum brought a little bit of its past to the event this week. Tucked in the corner of the s... read

Of course you do! I just got back from an early visit to the L.A. Convention Center, home to next week's massive industry event: E3. You may have heard about it. The final preparations are almost complete, with companies putt... read feature

E3: Hitman: Absolution snags the coveted South Hall steps


Jun 01
The South Hall is the larger of the two main halls at the L.A. Convention Center (the other being the West Hall). While the "Big Three" companies (Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony) are in the West Hall, they take up almost all t... read






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